Winter Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Deux personnages folkloriques devant une sculpture de neige au Carnaval de Québec
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Winter here brings a big lineup of festivals, events, and fairs, proving that people in Québec City definitely know how to have fun when the temperature drops. To help you make the most of the season, we’ve put together a list of events to add to your calendar.

  • 1

    Québec City's German Christmas Market

    November 24 to December 23, 2022

    In the heart of Old Québec, exhibitors of this authentic outdoor European Christmas market offer delicious traditional products like mulled wine, gingerbread, and grilled sausages, as well as decorative items made for the Holiday Season. 

  • 2

    Interactive Night Walk at Place Jean-Béliveau

    December 1, 2022 to January 4, 2023 

    Place Jean-Béliveau is livelier than ever this winter, with a skating path through the wooded area, a warming station, and interactive light art to brighten the night. To learn more about the creations and find out when they’re on, see the event schedule.

  • 3


    December 27 to 31, 2022

    This festive, cultural and multidisciplinary celebration presented by the German Christmas Market brings Old Québec to life through sites dedicated to the five senses.

  • 4

    New Year's Eve in Québec City (Toboggan)

    December 28 to 31, 2022

    It’s on Grande Allée that New Year is being celebrated with a winter village, DJs, fireworks, and the famous countdown to the new year.


  • 5

    Québec Winter Carnival

    February 3 to 12, 2023

    Québec Winter Carnaval is one of the world's largest winter carnivals! Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Québec to enjoy a host of activities for all ages including, ice sculptures, ice canoe races and Bonhomme's Ice Palace. 

  • 6

    International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

    February 8 to 19, 2023

    Hockey fever returns to Québec City as thousands of young players live the dream and fight for the glory of their teams at the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. Attend a game at the Videotron Centre and you could see future NHL stars in action.

  • 7

    Bataille Royale - Shred the North FIS World Cup

    February 4 and 5, 2023

    Bataille Royale is part of the Shred the North Series of World Cups produced by Canada Snowboard for the 2022-2023 season. The event will feature two starts, an individual World Cup and a team World Cup. 

  • 8

    Village Nordik in the Port of Québec

    February 10 to March 13, 2023

    Try your hand at ice fishing as you admire the views of the Old City. Village Nordik has music, a footpath, family play areas, and inflatable igloos to keep you warm while fishing.

  • 9

    Pentathlon des neiges (Snow Pentathlon)

    February 18 to 26, 2023

    Locals and visitors rise to the challenge at the world’s biggest multisport winter event, forming groups to face off in five disciplines—skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, running, and biking. There are team categories for families, companies, schools, and even seniors. Some athletes even complete the entire event in pairs or on their own! Most impressive.

  • 10

    Igloofest Québec

    March 2 to 4, 2023

    Fans of electronic music and visual art are in for a treat when Igloofest comes to Québec City this winter. Celebrate winter and get groovy with local and international DJs. 
    The 2023 lineup includes: Diplo, Mistress Barbara, Claptone et many more!

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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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